A Barracuda Networks and Columbia University researchers said that phishing emails are more likely to originate from parts of Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East and Africa. Researchers examined the geolocation of over two bn emails to reach the conclusion that a higher volume of phishing emails ( 1,000 +) has a high probability of originating from Lithuania, Latvia, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Iran, Palestine and Kazakhstan.

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